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Ernest “Bud” Douglas Hand, 70, of College Park

Ernest “Bud” Douglas Hand, 70, of College Park, died February 20, 2011.

He served proudly in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Dianne Hand; daughter Elizabeth Dianne McCall of Griffin; son Timothy Cahoon Hand of Jonesboro; daughters, Wanda Hand Christian of College Park, Pamela Duncan of Jackson, Rhonda Rae Hand of Kentucky; grandchildren, Angel Priest of Fayette County, Joshua Christian and also a host of additional grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother David Hand of Sautte; sister Johnette Hand Peek of Coweta County. Read More»

Sen. Chance: HOPE, Pre-K to take hits in tight budget

State Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone).

Local families depending on the state’s HOPE scholarship program will have to kick in a little bit more for their college students starting this fall under a proposal to shore up Georgia’s lottery-funded education programs in the midst of declining revenue. Read More»

Truett-McConnell choir to perform

The college choir from Truett- McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., will join members of the Flat Creek Baptist combined youth and adult choirs for a performance the weekend of March 19 and 20. Ben Caston will direct.

Dr. Emir Caner, president at Truett-McConnell, will be the guest speaker at the morning worship service on Sunday, March 20.

Flat Creek Baptist is on Flat Creek Trail between Ga. Highway 54 and Tyrone Road.

Religion Briefs 02/23/11

Unite 11 service is this Friday
The Eleventh Hour Call Church in Fayetteville will host its monthly Unite 11 service Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Harvest Christian Community Center (HCCC). This month’s speaker will be the Rev. Glen B. Allen of Fayetteville’s Destiny Christian Center International. The series is designed to unite pastors and congregations in the greater Fayette County area through joint worship and powerful preaching. The HCCC is at 383 Fayette Place, behind La Hacienda restaurant. For more information, call the Rev. Wanda Hawkins, 770-461-2009. Read More»

'Tuesdays with Morrie' opens at Southside Theatre Guild this week

From left are Gary Morgan as Morrie and Lance Smith as Mitch. Photo/Special.

Mitch Albom’s “Tuesday with Morrie,” has enjoyed success as both a best-selling book and a television movie starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. The memoir focuses on Mitch and his old college professor Morrie discussing what’s really important in life. The story is sentimental but also thought-provoking and, at times, very funny.

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn will present the award winning play “Tuesdays with Morrie” for two weekends, beginning this Thursday, Feb. 24 and running Thursdays-Sundays, through Mar. 6. Read More»

Mr. Kenneth Dale Crittenden, 49, of Hampton

Mr. Kenneth Dale Crittenden, 49, of Hampton, passed away on February 11, 2011.

Mr. Crittenden is survived by his mother Sarah Hester; brothers, Marvin Crittenden and his wife Penny, Danny Crittenden, and Ricky Crittenden and his wife Pam.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Ken Magness officiating. Burial will follow at Banks Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, just prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, at the funeral home. Read More»

Legislative bill will encourage hiring even more illegal immigrants

I recently came across the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Daily Legislative Watch and learned something quite disturbing. This legislative update contained a reference to SB 7, a bill proposed by the Insurance and Labor Committee that would essentially prevent illegal immigrants the ability to collect workers’ compensation if injured or sick on the job.

My question to the committee members is, “Are you trying to attract more illegal immigrants to Georgia?” Because with this bill, that is exactly the effect it will have. Read More»

Children’s ministry at Christian City celebrates 46th anniversary

Christian City President and CEO Bob Crutchfield (back, center) and employees celebrate 46 years of ministering to children and seniors. Photo/Special.

Children’s ministry at Christian City celebrates 46th anniversary

Valentine’s Day marked the 46th anniversary of the day Christian City opened the first cottage to eight little boys who were without a home.

“Founders thought that Valentine’s Day, which is a day set aside to celebrate love, would be the perfect time to launch their vision of providing love and a safe, warm home to children without a place to live,” a spokesperson said. Read More»

Religion Briefs 02/16/11

Healing, prayers held at CTK
Healing service, general and individual prayer, will be held at Cathedral of Christ the King Church, Monday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. For information call 770/252-2428. All are welcome

Prophet Chambers Revival planned
Pastor Timothy Frazier will host a Prophet Chambers Revival Friday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. at Christ Discipleship Ministries, 114 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn. No nursery or childcare will be provided. For directions contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370.

Bethany moves to Parrott’s temporarily Read More»

Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

The Southern Crescent Chorale will present Mozart’s Requiem on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University. Under the direction of Janice Folsom, this concert will be accompanied by Rick Massengale at the world renowned Spivey Hall organ. Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and may be purchased at www.southerncrescentchorale.org, from any Chorale member, or at Spivey Hall, www.spiveyhall.org or 678-466-4200.

The Chorale will be joined for this concert by four outstanding soloists. Read More»

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